The mountain of a man joined the Jets as the 11th pick in this year’s draft.

On Wedneday, Adam Gase ruled out Sam Darnold (right shoulder) for Sunday's game and named Joe Flacco the starter again. He is still a work in progress in pass protection but has shown enough promise to warrant being the first player drafted at his position. Clark should be a guard and Hilbers will play tackle.

The 6-foot-7, nearly 270-pound tackle is projected to be the team’s starting left tackle in Week 1. On the other hand, Denzel Mims (hamstring) returned to practice.

Right guard, however, is up for grabs between 2019 incumbent starter Brian Winters and free agent Greg Van Roten. Sports Illustrated had Becton 10th to the Browns, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. I could easily see the Giants selecting Becton with the No. 7 players the Wizards could be looking at in the second round Oct 1, 2020 We've received your submission. Not only did he use the Jets’ 11th overall draft pick on tackle Mekhi Becton, but he also dolled out $35 million in guaranteed money in free agency to linemen in the hopes of drastically improving protection for Sam Darnold and opening up better running lanes for Le’Veon Bell.

Four of the Jets’ 2019 Week 1 starters aren’t even on the team anymore, so the starting lineup will look completely different this season. "It's nothing new. Alex Lewis will almost assuredly play left guard since he played in 75 percent of snaps for the Jets in 2019. 1 thing for us right now.".

Neither are studs, but Van Roten has the inside track because the Jets could save $7 million by cutting Winters this summer. McGovern is a huge upgrade over an injured Ryan Kalil and Harrison, while Fant and Becton have the potential to be maulers at the tackle position. Becton has allowed just four pressures, per PFF. Back in April, New York selected Becton with the No. PFF has Becton graded as the 10th best tackle in football and the highest offensive rookie at any position. Louisville offensive coordinator Dwayne Ledford & offensive lineman Cam DeGeorge met with the media to discuss their recent loss to Georgia Tech as well as their upcoming matchup with No. 11 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Louisville. “He’s got the tools to handle everything,” Jenkins said. I say this because the top three teams with a need at the offensive tackle position are the Giants at No. How high is he projected? McGovern is solid but only played one season at center before joining the Jets. “It’s irrelevant at this point,’ Gase said, via SNY. Copyright © ClutchPoints.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved The Jets’ line won’t suddenly turn into the Cowboys’ or Eagles’ line, but it’s certainly a positive sign that Douglas identified and spent money on players he felt could protect Darnold better. In USA Today's latest mock draft, by Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, Becton was projected to go No. NYJETS.COM CONTRIBUTOR. Still, Mims has been itching at getting back on the field and has an outside chance at playing vs. the Dolphins, according to The Athletic's Connor Hughes. Left tackle, the position Becton played at Louisville, is the Browns biggest need in the 2020 draft. Based on this purely from a gambling perspective, would you take the over or under? Jenkins, who’s faced Becton often in camp thus far, believes that once the first-year tackle figures it out mentally, he’ll be a premier player at his position. Terms of Use Ah, Joe Douglas’ reclamation project, the offensive line. 4 to the New York Giants, which would make him the highest drafted player in Louisville history.

All three come with their risks. Darnold had almost no time to throw last season and Bell rarely had opportunities to show off his dynamism. Bill O’Brien gets blunt about desire to keep Deshaun Watson long-term, Doug Pederson reveals if Eagles have interest in Le’Veon Bell, Klay Thompson’s final hurdle before being cleared for Warriors, revealed, Fantasy Football Week 6 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks, Dodgers turn in 3-HR first-inning rout over Braves for 11-run scoring bonanza in NLCS, Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., fires back at ESPN analyst’s shot at Lakers fans, Lakers’ Dwight Howard accidentally shows his messages during championship celebration, Mark Cuban rips NBA for low Lakers-Heat Finals ratings, VIDEO: ‘Half-drunk’ Kyle Kuzma has honest response to postgame interview, Avery Bradley reacts to watching Lakers win title from afar, Donald Trump reacts to LeBron James, Lakers winning NBA championship, Chargers’ Justin Herbert’s 4th TD vs Saints, 64-yard bomb to Mike Williams, breaks late tie, Saints’ Drew Brees’ 41-yard TD pass to Jared Cook ties game vs Chargers, VIDEO: Lakers bench goes bonkers after Tyler Herro badly misses Shaqtin-worthy floater, Lakers’ Rajon Rondo busts out spin-o-rama move in throwback start to Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Colts’ Isaiah Rodgers breaks off 101-yard kickoff return for TD vs Browns. For the Jets to improve in 2020, they’ll need Mekhi Becton and the offensive line to keep Sam Darnold upright. 8 and the Browns at No. Thanks for contacting us.

Versatile center Jonotthan Harrison returns to back up McGovern, as well as 2019 third-round tackle Chuma Edoga and backup guards Ben Braden and Connor McDermott. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 11-overall pick in April, has wasted no time showing why the Jets took him. … Becton … 3 overall last year. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Blue Rush: A NY Giants Podcast It would make sense to see Wills & Wirfs taken off the board first, making way for Becton to be selected with the 10th overall pick. It means Becton becomes a player who allows the Jets not to have to worry about the left tackle position for the next decade. The Jets will likely wait until the duo battle it out in camp before making a decision. If Winters loses, he’ll probably be cut. Many other mock drafts have the 6-foot-7, 369-pound tackle a bit higher. Douglas upgraded this unit more than any other on the roster this offseason when he brought in seven new linemen. As part of the core group of top linemen, Becton is already considered to be a potential star. But I'm not confident in the bet at all. Becton makes sure to finish him off. Also be sure to like us on Facebook & Twitter: Twitter - @LouisvilleOnSI and Matthew McGavic at @GeneralWasp.

Despite his comments, he's retained himself as the team's play-caller. It’s hard to gauge the competency of the offensive line until they all play together, but the unit looks a lot better than the 2019 version.

Quinnen Williams and Mekhi Becton are two bright spots in ... PFF has Becton graded as the 10th best tackle in football and the highest offensive rookie at any position.

Former University of Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton is projected to be an early first round in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, set to begin on Thursday, April 23rd at 8:00pm on ESPN, ABC and the NFL Network. For the Jets to improve in 2020, they’ll need Mekhi Becton and the offensive line to keep Sam Darnold upright.

While speaking about the rookie offensive tackle, Jordan Jenkins raved about Becton’s ability to dominate once he hones in on his craft. ET. 4 pick based on his abilities in the run blocking game alone. I embrace it now. Yahoo and the Athletic have Becton going No. Analysts like Brian Baldinger and Geoff Schwartz put clips of his plays on Twitter and rave about him. The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft is set to begin on Thursday at 8 p.m. Your Ad Choices The New York Jets were hoping they got a special player in first-round pick Mekhi Becton and so far, he’s been living up to the hype. Cameron Teague Robinson; Twitter: @cj_teague; Support strong local journalism by subscribing today: He received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, as the ACC's top lineman. Jets rookie offensive lineman Mekhi Becton, left, isn't shy about his size: "I embrace it now." 11 overall pick in April’s draft, as his top rookie. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. He moves people off the ball with ease. It’s hard to know exactly who will play where before training camp begins, but it’s easy to guess who will earn a starting job based on the contracts Douglas gave out this offseason. Rookies Cameron Clark and Jared Hilbers inject more youth into the unit. They look better than the Jets’ 2019 starters on paper, but only real reps will prove that one way or another. POSITION: OT NUMBER: 77 HEIGHT: 6-foot-7 WEIGHT: 364 pounds DOB: 4/18/1999 BIRTHPLACE: Highland Springs, VA HIGH SCHOOL: Highland Springs (VA) COLLEGE: Louisville NFL ENTRANCE: Round 1, Pick 11, 2020 NFL Draft (Jets) JETS ACQUISITION: Drafted by Jets (Douglas) HONORS: N/A 2020 CAP HIT: $3.35M, 47th among OT TWITTER: @BigTicket73 INSTAGRAM: … A mauler who has a lot of room to grow and add strength, Becton has All-Pro upside. LATERAL QUICKNESS, POWER: Mekhi Becton takes a quick and fluid outside step, then uses his inside hand to attack the edge defender’s shoulder and thrust him upfield. Former Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton has soared up the draft board since the season ended. Center as well as Lynn Family Stadium will be the host venues.

Follow for live updates and analysis from Louisville football's fourth game of the season vs. Georgia Tech. 10 to the Cleveland Browns. He also invested in quality depth players. After allowing only two sacks, he re-signed on a three-year, $18 million deal. POWER, FINISH: Mekhi Becton destroys a tentative edge rusher with an accurate shot to the chest and finishes him to the ground. The under (8th or earlier) has odds listed at +115. For now, though, the outlook is much better for 2020 than it was at the end of 2019.

Based on how most NFL scouts and team representatives seem to favor Alabama's Jedrick Wills & Iowa's Tristan Wirfs, I would most likely take the over on this bet. If you are searching for silver linings in this Jets season, here is one: the last two first-round picks are playing really well through two games. Gase was non-committal on whether the rookie wide receiver will come off injured reserve for Sunday. Louisville football head coach Scott Satterfield met with the media to discuss their recent loss to Georgia Tech as well as their upcoming matchup with No. Mike Stobe/Getty Images .

Our team is moving forward to Miami, that’s the No. When watching Becton play in college, he was a man amongst boys, ridding of anyone in his path. Adam Gase appeared unwilling to talk about or take any responsibility for the Jets' ugly breakup with Le’Veon Bell, who was cut on Tuesday night. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Spotify, Amazin' But True: A NY Mets Podcast Jack Bell. The first one Bosa goes inside and gets dumped. “Once we got into some of those exotic fronts, then it started getting cloudy for him. No, it's a lot uglier than that.

The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. Partner of iOne Digital / Cassius Network. The Jets could have as many as four new starters this season with the team’s acquisitions – and that could be enough to turn around one of the worst offenses in 2019.

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